Feature articles


  1. A father, a mechanic, a trainer, an entrepreneur and disabled – in that order

    11 February 2014

    Ask anyone in Tongi about Mosharrof Hossain and they’ll tell you he’s the man to fix your fridge. What they probably won’t tell you is that he will do it without hands.


  1. Breaking gender stereotypes in Bangladesh

    05 December 2013

    Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.

  2. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2023

    Emerging from the ruins of Rana Plaza

    24 October 2013

    Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.

  3. Solar home systems: Lighting the way to a greener world of work in Bangladesh

    25 June 2013

    While the national grid reaches many areas of Bangladesh, most of the country’s 142 million inhabitants live in rural areas and 70 per cent of them are not connected. Most rely on kerosene fuelled lamps for lighting and petrol or diesel-fired generators for other power needs. Solar power is increasingly seen as a convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for many in Bangladesh.

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    Removing the barriers to inclusion

    28 March 2013

    People with disabilities are overturning negative attitudes and stereotypes, with help from an ILO vocational training project in Bangladesh.


  1. Bangladesh: Lighting the Way to a Greener World of Work

    22 June 2012

    Solar home systems can be an alternative source of energy in developing countries like Bangladesh, where half of the population, or about 85 million people, lack access to grid-based electricity. Solar panels bring clean energy and green jobs to rural areas, an issue that is high on the Rio+20 agenda. Allan Dow reports.


  1. Towards a greener and fairer society

    01 November 2011

    Climate change means that resource scarcity and environmental degradation have become major, and urgent, challenges. In response, the ILO is promoting the concept of green jobs as a driving force towards a greener and fairer development path that can support economic and social development at a sustainable level. By Vincent Jagault, Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


  1. Training and developing Bangladesh's budding professionals

    01 June 2010

    By Arthur Shears, Chief Technical Advisor, ILO Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform project in Bangladesh.